Forget white sandy beaches, now is the time to experience white blankets of snow and ice. You can take full advantage of the frigid tundra and rent a room in one of the Ice Hotels. You may be thinking this is a hoax, but actually there are a few exclusive hotels, one in Canada and the others in northern Europe that are built from snow and ice. Typically, they are not open all year, only during the winter season, and they are often reconstructed each year, so you could visit every year and have a new experience. Here are a few of the more notable accommodations.
Hôtel de Glace in Quebec, Canada.
Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel in Alta, Norway
Igloo Village in Engelberg, Switzerland
Icehotel in Lapland, Sweden